Comfort Zone Camping

If you like the idea of camping, but hate the idea of actually being deep in the woods to do it, Krause Springs campground is perfect for you.

Set on 115 acres, Krause Springs has a little bit of everything. Pools, picnic areas, gardens, natural water features, and no shortage of comforting wind chimes.

You can go as primitive or as social as you like in this campground. You can go for the day and enjoy swimming in one of the 32 natural springs, wander through the butterfly garden, or stay and tent camp for a few days. They also have RV hookups with water and electric for those glampers out there. You know who you are…

There are also plenty of beautiful natural sites to explore. Take a walk down a shaded path and enjoy the last tastes of summer in this vibrant, lively camp. You will not feel as isolated as you would in other central Texas campgrounds, so if social camping is your thing, this is your place. It has a little more of a festival atmosphere, and that makes it a fun, special camp spot! According to Boot Bomb for seasoned walkers, there’s a good chance you’ll know the difference between walking boots and walking shoes, but for some, it might cause some confusion. Choosing the right walking footwear is incredibly important, so it’s essential you know which type you need.

Krause Springs is also on the National Registry of Historic Sites, and has been in the Krause family for over 50 years. Just another one of those very special things about Central Texas and it’s incredible people and history.

Krause Springs is located at 404 Krause Springs Road, Spicewood, TX. Check website for news, times, and fees.

Cave-ing In

It may be hot outside, but is there anything cooler than exploring a cave?!

Recently I went to Inner Space Cavern to check out The Adventure Tour, and what was so special about a dark hole in the ground. And honestly, I was floored! I mean floor to ceiling, there is no shortage of incredible things to see!

 

Why do I feel like the theme to Jurassic Park should be playing here?
This is how horror movies start, isn’t it? A little spooky with a lot of laughter? Yep…there’s probably cave dinosaurs in here.

 

 

 

This is goes from floor to ceiling. And you’re not allowed to touch ANYTHING in the cave of wonders. Ok, one thing. You can touch one thing. But that isn’t it.
Looks like a prehistoric underground village and I like it!

 

This formation is called The Ice Cream Parlor…guess why?
So many cool formations to see. Many of which have names, often related to food. I think the people naming them may have been hungry.

 

This spot is actually beneath I-35! You can hear the faint rumbling of the cars overhead if you listen closely. And that hole in the ceiling isn’t just there for decoration!

 

The history of this cavern alone is spectacular for even the seasoned spelunker. And the tour guides are anything but dry…unlike these caves. Dad jokes, and bad jokes abound, but still funny…and mixed in with some extremely informative facts and acts. No, really. At one point you get to experience complete darkness. It’s pretty incredible.

 

 

 

 

 

Sumo wrestler eating an ice cream cone, or just really cool rock? What’s with these names and ice cream? But I do see it!

 

And it’s quite safe. Specialists, we were told, inspect the integrity of the “rooms” on frequent basis, there are safety rails and traction rugs on the trickier paths. But be sure it is a safe tour for all ages and skills. There were several children in our group who handled the up and downhill spots even easier than us grown ups.

There is even time for a fairy tale. Yep….a fairly odd fairy tale, but a good one nonetheless.

 

What….they are cave drawings! Just not quite the same age as the rest of the cave.

 

All in all a really fun time! So if you are looking for a rock solid way to round out the summer and keep your cool, head up 35 (or down, depending on where you are) to get yourself a ticket and explore a real underground cave!

 

And for the especially brave, try the Hidden Passages tour. This tour explores a newly opened area and is only lit by flashlight. I think I’ll wait a while for this one. I saw “The Descent”. I know how that ends.

Inner Space Cavern is located at 4200 S. I-35 Frontage Rd. Georgetown, TX.

As always,